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Orbost Snowy sails to under 14 premiership

Orbost Snowy sails to under 14 premiership

Orbost Snowy has stormed home to claim the Bairnsdale and District junior football under 14 flag, defeating Lakes Maroon by 30 points at Bairnsdale City Oval yesterday.The Blues trailed by four points at three quarter time, however slammed on five unanswered goals as the Maroons were held scoreless in the final term.Orbost Snowy had earned its spot in the grand final after a 9-3 regular season,...
High tea fit for pink flamingoes

High tea fit for pink flamingoes

The inaugural Snowy Flamingo Afternoon High Tea was held at the Commonwealth Hotel on Wednesday, August 22, and was deemed a success, raising funds for a cause close to the hearts of so many - cancer.Iconic local ‘crazy bird’, Tracey Barnett, founded the local Snowy Flamingo Cancer Support Group for women who have had any type of cancer, and last Wednesday more than 120 men and women frocked up...
Bull backs bunker upgrades

Bull backs bunker upgrades

Upgrading the Mallacoota War Bunker Museum would help it cater for an increasing number of visitors, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.“Having visited the centre twice in the past year, I have been able to view the great display of the area’s unique World War II history,” he said.Speaking in State Parliament recently, Mr Bull said he had been “taken by the dedication of the...
Conran fires brought under control

Conran fires brought under control

Firefighters were finally able to bring a bushfire burning north of Cann River, which started on private property on August 11 and escaped into the Cape Conran Coastal Park, under control late Saturday afternoon.Following control work on the Cape Conran bushfire, most of Cape Conran Coastal Park and State Forest to the East of Cabbage Tree-Conran Road has now reopened with access to day visitor...
Farmers struggling with ‘green drought’

Farmers struggling with ‘green drought’

An Orbost dairy farmer has taken to social media to vent his frustration that East Gippsland appears to have been forgotten in the ongoing drought.Dennis Reynolds posted a video on Facebook to draw attention to the ‘green drought’ the area is experiencing.Mr Reynolds believes many people are oblivious to the real struggle farmers are suffering in East Gippsland because the paddocks look...
Opening sale steers on par

Opening sale steers on par

Despite tough seasonal conditions, Bill Wyndham & Co Livestock and its supporting vendors yarded 1950 cattle at their annual opening spring sale in Bairnsdale last Tuesday, August 7.The cattle presented in reasonable quality, however most were 50-80 kilograms lighter than previous years due to the season.Demand came from Tasmania, King Island, South Gippsland and limited demand from...

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